Today in labor history: Eisenhower orders troops to integrate Little Rock schools

Several months earlier following orders of then Governor Orval Faubus, the state's national guard blocked the entrance of the "Little Rock Nine" to the city's Central High school.


Workers welcome Obama’s new home health care rules

"We do work hard for very little. You can't go far on $8.87 an hour." Laura Lyn Clark toils more than 100 hours a week.


D.C. unions to City Council: We’ll remember your Walmart vote

Workers citywide will remember which city council members voted for Walmart in upholding Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of legislation requiring a $12.50 minimum wage.


Today in labor history: California landmark Paid Family Leave

On September 23, 2002, Democratic California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation making the state the first to offer workers paid family leave.


Connecticut takes on AT&T and ALEC

The Communications Workers of America Local 1298 went into full gear to mobilize opposition.


Governor and EM should hear stories of hardship, says Detroit judge

Gov. Snyder and Kevyn Orr should listen to the audio, said Detroit bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes, in hearing objections to the city's Chapter 9 bankruptcy application.


Irish unions battle minimum wage cuts

Can you imagine battling the Great Recession by cutting the minimum wage?


Groups launch new initiative for women’s equality

Women's organizations, activists, and lawmakers launched a women's economic intiative that includes not just reproductive rights but pay equity, good jobs, and economic justice.


More AFL-CIO Convention coverage here than anywhere else

Many of our hardest working union sisters and brothers just completed the most important AFL-CIO convention in history.


Sub-minimum wage Internet employer loses round one in federal court

Some Internet companies misclassify their workers as "independent contractors," thereby paying them far less than the federal minimum wage.

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